The Institute of Strategic Studies and Prognoses (ISSP) was founded in 1998 by Professor Veselin Vukotic with the vision of creating an open market society with a high level of economic, political and individual freedom. ISSP is first independent economic think thank in Montenegro, with 20 years of experience in conducting high quality research and analysis. ISSP is scientific research institution accredited by Montenegrin Ministry of Science.
ISSP is recognized in Montenegro but also in the region as an institution to set agenda for advocating reform and a vehicle to communicate economic and social change through data, analysis and publications. ISSP’s research, policy papers and other analytical information provide a forum for debate and allow the government and the business community to make projections based on unbiased, well-researched data. ISSP surveys and national and regional seminars have spurred decision makers to address and define priorities.
It has a team of 15 full-time researchers and also collaborates with a wide network of experts, business people, economists and statisticians in the country and abroad. In tandem with decision-makers, the Institute works to advocate for a public policy environment where entrepreneurship can thrive. Institute established network of associates from University, private companies, banks and Government. There are more then 300 members of the network.